During the winter months not only is your hair really dry, but your skin is too! So here is something fun you can do on a snow day.
Homemade face masks made from ingredients you already have at home! Here are a few fun simple recipes:
Honey and Oats:
Honey helps to moisturize your skin and has natural antibacterial properties. These properties help soothe dry, itchy skin. Using ground oats is a great way to add a natural exfoliant that can help remove dry and dead skin cells from your face.
Bananas, Honey, and Oats:
Banana is rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A helps promote cell turnover and to keep your skin nice and soft. Honey helps moisturize the skin and has natural antibacterial properties to help soothe your dry, itchy skin. Ground oats are a natural exfoliant that can help remove dry, dead skin cells from your face, leaving your skin feeling smooth and moisturized.
Cucumber and Aloe Vera:
Loma uses Aloe Vera Gel as the base for all of our hair care products because it is naturally hydrating. Adding cucumber to Aloe Vera gives an additional cooling and soothing agent for maximum hydration and cooling of dry irritated skin. (fun fact the base for all Loma products is Aloe
Food Can Affect Your Skin and Hair in Winter? (Jan #4)
Everyone knows the horrors winter takes on your hair and skin, but did you know you can help combat the symptoms of dry skin and hair by watching what you are putting in your body?
A proper diet—not only in the winter but year-round—will prepare your skin for all kinds of weather, keeping it in peak condition and helping you feel your absolute best. Of course, we all know how important it is to keep up our water intake. Maintaining 3–4 liters daily should be something everyone does because this helps your body, especially in winter months, retain the moisture for your skin and can also help keep skin disorders at bay.
Stay hydrated - fruits and vegetables are a natural way for you to get water into your daily routine without having your trusty water bottle by you all day. We all are with you when it comes to the pain of keeping track of how much many you’ve had that day to make sure you are drinking enough.
Here are some fun fruits and veggies to consider adding to your winter diet. Coconut, though it is well known for applying coconut oil to the hair it is actually healthier for both your skin and hair to consume coconut. Avocado though very hard to find in the winter months, contains proteins that support collagen health and will help with the elasticity of the skin if consumed regularly.
Skin is regularly affected by the cold, dry and windy weather of winter. Looking for foods such as kale and other leafy greens that are hard for us to go to in the winter are high in Vitamin C and not only support immune system health but collagen production as well.
Adding supplements such as primrose syrup and olive oil capsules to your diet can help in keeping your skin soft and hydrated throughout the year.
To learn more about how to keep your hair and skin healthy from the inside out. Check out: Eat Beautiful: Nourish your skin from the inside out by Wendy Rowe, Sienna Miller (Foreword)